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Ive decided I really need to upgrade the trusty old 7900gs, and I've been looking at some lower end ATI cards to see if I can find myself a deal.

My first question is this: why is the 7770 more expensive than the 6770, even though the 6700 seems to have more power? (640 vs 800 processing units)?

Also, should I look into getting a used 5000 series card? If so, which one(s)? Thanks, rep plus to helpful replies!
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This might be a little over what you were wanting to spend but a 650ti Boost offers very high performance per dollar. Heres a link to some benchmarks at 1080p. Im no GPU guy but im pretty sure there isnt anything that can beat a 650ti Boosts value at that price range. Note the difference between the standard 650ti and the 650ti Boost when your researching.

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How much are you looking to spend exactly?
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If you can afford an $160 card (after rebates), MSI's GTX 650 Ti BOOST 2GB is the best price-to-performance card that I know of.
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You'd get a better deal and card buying a used 69xx. I was in the same boat as you with a similar budget a short while back and found a 6950 2gb for $135. You could probably find a 6970 or 6950 in the $125-$150 range
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